Well, for starters, "Rimino" is designer Amid Moradganjeh's masters thesis project for Sweden's Umeå Institute of Design's Interaction Design program.Project Rimino redefines mobile experience through human factors research and design thinking. Informed by human experience, the project is guided by both observational and experimental design research methods.
The Rimino concept is an E-paper mobile device with a user interface inspired by print posters. Historically, as technology has progressed, devices have become more conspicuous. Rimino challenges this trend and presents the alternative: technology that is more integrated and more sensitive to the human experience.
The graphic design elements are nice and clean, but I can't tell if this has even reached the prototype stage or if it's merely a thoroughly-researched concept.
Similarly, I appreciate the high production value with regard to media, from the documentation to the website itself, but I wonder if the actual execution will live up to the creative process.
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I know it was well researched, but there were not very many stats showing what the research proved. I think there needs to be more of a relation of " I chose this feature because my research showed that ____ % of people actually feel more comfortable using ____ rather than _____"
The design is great, the feel and vibe of the site is amazing, but I think the project lacks a lot of substance.
Thanks for your comment. The title is partly a reference to past posts I have done about concepts that were intriguing but a bit lacking in further details regarding the prototype itself.
That said, in the case of "Rimino," there is a wealth of information on its website (which is linked in the post twice; I think we can agree that it's "nice," considering that I "appreciate [its] high production value").
I did, in fact, read much of the information available on the "Rimino" site and I opted to include only the abstract. Instead of copying all of the information here-- which, I should add, is a very comprehensive account of five months' of research-- I chose to direct people to the website (apologies if anyone was unable to find the link).
As per a brief e-mail exchange I had with the designer, this is the same process by which I discovered the background to the project: Moradganjeh originally submitted the abstract and links to the video and site, which caught my attention to the extent that I spent some time reading about the project and, of course, posting it.
Originally, I considered posting the video alone-- it's definitely interesting and well produced but doesn't explain whether those are functional prototypes... not to mention the fact that it doesn't capture the depth of the research behind the project. As nice as the images and video are, there is more to the project than meets the eye. Thus, I didn't think it would be fair to post just the video without any supplementary data or links.
This isn't the first time I've been called out for choosing an opinionated title, but (in the interest of transparency) I hope my explanation helps.
Luckily the project itself has anice website explaining everything: www.rimino.com